Schuyler Hospital to Offer COVID-19 Saliva Testing at Drive-Through Location

December 22, 2020 Montour Falls, NY – Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Health (CH) officials announced today that they will now offer COVID-19 saliva testing at their drive-through location at the front entrance of Schuyler Hospital. The sampling location was opened earlier this year and until now only offered swab testing.

The Schuyler Hospital Sampling Site has limited capacity and is by appointment only Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Individuals seeking a saliva test will need to pre-register online. Once registered, individuals can arrive according to their appointed time. If an individual is registered for a saliva test, they cannot have any tobacco products or anything to eat or drink 30 minutes prior to their appointment.

“Being able to now offer the saliva test provides our community with a new option of testing for this virus,” states Rebecca Gould, President & CFO of Schuyler Hospital. “I would like to thank the entire Schuyler Hospital staff and our Cayuga Health family for their tireless dedication and hard work during this pandemic.”

On-line registration all Cayuga Health/Schuyler Hospital sampling sites is available at www.cayugahealth.org for patients to review the screening criteria and pre-register before their arrival. This allows for greater efficiencies with patient volume and decreased wait times. In addition, a patient who may not have access to internet, may need assistance registering, or have questions can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 607-535-8602.

To view statistical data and official numbers as they are released by the Cayuga Health Sampling Centers (including the one at Schuyler Hospital) visit: https://cayugahealthsystem.org/coviddata/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: John Turner, Vice President, Public Relations
Cayuga Health
(607) 274-4498
jturner@cayugamed.org

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About Schuyler Hospital Schuyler Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital, with a 120-bed skilled nursing facility attached. Schuyler Hospital’s main campus – overlooking Seneca Lake – is located in Montour Falls, New York. For 100 years, Schuyler Hospital has been the primary healthcare provider in and around Schuyler County. They have evolved over the years into a network of providers, programs, and services that reaches throughout Schuyler County and into neighboring counties to meet the healthcare needs of a population of over 32,000 residents.

About Cayuga Health Cayuga Health (CH) has two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital, as well as a multi-specialty group, Cayuga Medical Associates. Combined employment, including affiliated organizations, is over 2,200 employees. CH is clinically linked to Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester Regional Health for cardiac services, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the University of Rochester for Neurosciences.

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